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Green.

I found 'Shades of green' Wikipedia useful there is a colour chart that includes 'Sea Green' is this the 'Water Green' that you mentioned Clouseau ?

 

No, it would be closer to the 'Yellow-Green', but a tad lighter.

 

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Got these on Friday. C & J from the factory shop. Really pleased, been after some for years really. Snowdon, a plain front derby boot made using the water-resistant Veldtschoen construction. Featuring waterproof wax-hide uppers, bellows tongues and heavy duty Commando rubber soles.



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I am still thinking about colours and I am wondering if certain colours become fashionable at different times ?.

Green has been mentioned,late 60s early 70s.

A while back I mentioned Burgundy and Grey as being popular in the 80s.

I remember a lot of Brown being worn mid 70s.

And finally Khaki was worn a lot in the early 40s.

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^ yes, brown and orange is definitely the 70s. To me the 80s were mid-blue and yellow.

Back to green, looked at the shades of green and Clouseau's water green looks great (I think we would call it Chartreuse!) and the Lovat green referenced by MoM and Mr K looks good too. Brighter shades of green - livelier than the drab olive/bottle green spectrum.
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^ yes, brown and orange is definitely the 70s. To me the 80s were mid-blue and yellow.

Back to green, looked at the shades of green and Clouseau's water green looks great (I think we would call it Chartreuse!) and the Lovat green referenced by MoM and Mr K looks good too. Brighter shades of green - livelier than the drab olive/bottle green spectrum.

Has anyone seen a nice Lovat green item lately?  When I worked in a local menswear shop in 1969 we had a great range of marled lightweight wool v necks, crew necks and cardigans.  The most popular colours among the mod / skinhead crew were petrol blue and, of course Lovat.  I think they were Wolsey IIRC.

 

My last Lovat piece was a J Smedley three button l/s merino wool top but it was massively large (bought in the 80s) and is no longer wearable.

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Has anyone seen a nice Lovat green item lately? 

Actually it's quite often seen up here, being the classic colour for tweed jackets when worn with the kilt.
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Actually it's quite often seen up here, being the classic colour for tweed jackets when worn with the kilt.

Yes, come to think of it you see the odd jacket here too.  I am thinking of the lovely knitwear that used to be stocked in all those small men's outfitters in almost every town back in the late 60s.  Lovely muted, marled  colours - heather, pine, various greens and petrol blue.  M&S used to offer a fair range too of course.

 

Turning to scarves, which we have not really covered - at least not this winter.  Pitti Uomo wearers plumbed the depths and scaled the heights IMO with their scarves.  Back in the day I recall the range was limited to paisley, small neat patterns or plain and checked wool.  They were worn either just around the neck and framing the coat lapel or knotted like a cravat.

 

How do you wear them now?

 

One good example from a Pitti man - Tom Miler from Poland:

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How do you wear them now?

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More or less like that.
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^ Yeah, i wear mine more or less like that too, or with a simple roll when it's cold.

otherwise, the most popular ways here (i like the 70s drawings):

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Wednesday is my day at the charity shop, and - blow me down! - I spotted another jacket. Again, it's not one I would buy new, but I tried it on, and both Mrs Mystery and her pal Sue (from Bethnal Green, who claimed to have been a mod in the 1960s), said it looked good with the dark blue shirt and burgundy sweater I happened to be wearing.

It's by Daks. I am the most un-photogenic person I know, and I don't like having my photo taken, but I thought I would experiment mixing checks. The first shot is with a unisex scarf that Mrs Mystery picked up at the shop, the second is a head-and-shoulders selfie with a tartan tie that has been lying about in my wardrobe for years.





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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Has anyone seen a nice Lovat green item lately?  When I worked in a local menswear shop in 1969 we had a great range of marled lightweight wool v necks, crew necks and cardigans.  The most popular colours among the mod / skinhead crew were petrol blue and, of course Lovat.  I think they were Wolsey IIRC.

My last Lovat piece was a J Smedley three button l/s merino wool top but it was massively large (bought in the 80s) and is no longer wearable.

Hope you're well.

Seen this from @jcmeyer? Post 6808

http://www.styleforum.net/t/350127/gentlemensfootwear-com-carmina-edward-green-drakes-cappelli-official-affiliate-thread/6795#post_8280593

Just wondering if it fits your bill. JCM is a relative newcomer to suede but certainly a worthy convert and certainly knows his stuff

interesting you raised the issue of Lovat green I had two v necks from RL one in green marl, one in pink. Still got the pink one and wear it, moths got to the green. Looked great with jeans, blue trousers or grey. Pesky moths....
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Wednesday is my day at the charity shop, and - blow me down! - I spotted another jacket. Again, it's not one I would buy new, but I tried it on, and both Mrs Mystery and her pal Sue (from Bethnal Green, who claimed to have been a mod in the 1960s), said it looked good with the dark blue shirt and burgundy sweater I happened to be wearing.

It's by Daks. I am the most un-photogenic person I know, and I don't like having my photo taken, but I thought I would experiment mixing checks. The first shot is with a unisex scarf that Mrs Mystery picked up at the shop, the second is a head-and-shoulders selfie with a tartan tie that has been lying about in my wardrobe for years.
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M o M, like the jacket. They don't make em like that these days, probably from the 90s?
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Wednesday is my day at the charity shop, and - blow me down! - I spotted another jacket. Again, it's not one I would buy new, but I tried it on, and both Mrs Mystery and her pal Sue (from Bethnal Green, who claimed to have been a mod in the 1960s), said it looked good with the dark blue shirt and burgundy sweater I happened to be wearing.

It's by Daks. I am the most un-photogenic person I know, and I don't like having my photo taken, but I thought I would experiment mixing checks. The first shot is with a unisex scarf that Mrs Mystery picked up at the shop, the second is a head-and-shoulders selfie with a tartan tie that has been lying about in my wardrobe for years.





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Very nice jacket, M-o-M.

I like it with the scarf, interesting colour mix, a bright effect.

I'm not convinced by the second picture, the sweater is fine (with the jacket), not sure about the shirt and tie. (But don't forget i'm too classic sometimes.) :) 

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BTW, on this picture, you remind me of the gentleman on the right, who was one hell of a dresser (and a shooter, ah and a writer)

RIP, both of them

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M o M, like the jacket. They don't make em like that these days, probably from the 90s?

Well, it appears to be brand new, never worn - that's all I ever buy from the shop - it even has the spare button in its little packet inside the pocket!
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